Reliance Jio Launches Voice And Video Calling Over WiFi
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Reliance Jio Launches Voice And Video Calling Over WiFi


Reliance Jio on Wednesday launched voice and video calling over WiFi service that will allow customers to switch seamlessly from LTE to WiFi-based calling when they are at home or office.

The company said Jio WiFi calling, which works on the largest ecosystem of handsets - will also allow users to make video calls over WiFi. The service would be available for free.

The announcement comes less than a month after rival Airtel launched a similar service in Delhi-National Capital Region.

Jio said it has been "testing this service over the past few months to provide a robust experience to every customer at launch".

Customers can use any WiFi network for Jio WiFi-calling. The voice and video calls will seamlessly switch over between VoLTE and WiFi to provide an enhanced voice/video-calling experience, it added.

"At this juncture, when an average Jio consumer uses over 900 minutes of voice calls every month, and at a growing base of consumers, the launch of Jio WiFi Calling will further enhance every Jio consumer's voice-calling experience, which is already a benchmark for the industry with India's-first all VoLTE network," Reliance Jio Director Akash Ambani said.

Jio WiFi Calling will be enabled pan-India between Jan. 7 and 16, the statement said.

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